By Nicole Watson - Used with permission.
I was checking the Sam's Heart
website, and as I did I listened to the interview I had done with 89.9Light
Fm. Sam was having morning tea at a small table next to me as I worked and
listened. In the beginning of the interview I am asked by the radio broadcator
what the options were for Sam's treatment after diagnosis of his heart
condition. I proceed to give the three options that were given to us,
termination, palliative care and surgery. After the interview had finished Sam
stood up and walked over to me and put his hand on my leg.
I sit there in silence. A million thoughts race through my head but one was most clear.
I would love to have put a professional medical practitioner in my place just now, so that my son can lay a hand on their leg and tell them.
You wanted to die me.
I wonder if it would make a difference to the need for this abhorrent 'choice' in pregnancy. I wonder if those poor parents that lost their babies this week would have gone along with the advice they were given, if they could spend a day with my son, and take a few steps in our shoes. I don't pretend to know the circumstance surrounding the loss of two little lives this week. I pray for their everyone involved, that they would receive mercy from God, and that they would know his forgiveness. Read the story here.
What I do know is that it makes me even more passionate to reach who ever I can and tell them that there is always hope, God keeps his promises, and every life is precious no matter how long it is lived.